Missouri Public Service Commission requests additional time to investigate explosion at JJ's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) has until Friday to respond to the Missouri Public Service Commission's questions about the utility's role in February's gas leak and explosion that destroyed JJ's Restaurant.

The blast injured several people and killed JJ's employee Megan Cramer.

In a status report filed today, MPSC states its staff has completed its on-site investigation at 48th Street and Belleview Avenue in Kansas City. They are now waiting on additional information from MGE, including MGE's finalized responses and answers in narrative format.

Today's report states MGE's answers will include a substantial number of supporting documents, including pertinent cell phone records, GPS locational records, and other detailed documents and data supporting its answers.

Read the report: http://bit.ly/18YEEGA

After MPSC staff has reviewed and analyzed the information, additional follow-up information or data requests may be necessary. Once all the information is compiled, MPSC will draft the Gas Incident Report, which they will file by early December 2013.

MPSC's next status report is due on or before Sept. 27.

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